Ogunquit Maine Wedding at the Museum of American Art
Cat + Alex’s Ogunquit Maine wedding has the best story leading up to their wedding day. They met in school, have been together for years and when it came time for the proposal let’s just say the third time’s a charm. Alex didn’t propose three times, but he sure did make the effort to make it special all the while the universe kept throwing curve balls… or jumbotrons for someone else’s proposal at the same time he was going to propose (which is my favorite one of his attempts aside from the actual proposal). In the end, Alex proposed on the coast of Maine where he reigns from. They were here visiting for the holidays and the two of them went down the road to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art where they have a beautiful view of Perkins Cove, interesting sculptures along the property, and a little rocky beach that is perfect for collecting rocks. After she accepted his proposal with a resounding YES Alex’s mother later dropped a small hint that the museum can host wedding ceremonies…. and the planning began.
The ceremony was so much fun. When the bride and groom both work in the theater industry it guarantees that it would not only be filled with love; the amount of joy and laughter that occurred made my heart sing and my belly hurt. haha
FYI – The groom is a giant fan of WWE. 😀
Logistics for the ceremony were saved by hiring the Ogunquit Trolley Company to bring in guests to the museum where the parking lot is tiny. This is by far my most favorite thing when it comes to transportation on a wedding day, at any location in Maine. I am a tad biased since I grew up here, but a trolley isn’t cramped, you get a great view out of the many windows, and everyone feels festive. Polly the Trolley saved the day!
The seaside wedding carried many details at the reception that encompassed things like fishing nets, shells and navy blue. It also had tables adorned with Pusheen and his cat-bride. Why? Because they love Pusheen! Who doesn’t love Pusheen?
I loved their focus on keeping the vendors super local and based solely on recommendations from friends and family. They had 100 of their closest people in attendance and the weather was about as perfect as it could possibly be. In September, the weather can be warm and it can turn quickly to a frigid nip in the air in a matter of minutes. For these guys, they got one of the hottest mid-September days ever.
This groomsman made the best of a bad-suit-situation. Despite having purchased his suit from a popular suit and tux company, they inevitably gave him the wrong sized shirt. It was a disappointment for him earlier in the day, but this guy right here put that extra material in the sleeves to good use. I could’ve photographed him dancing ALL NIGHT!
There is a story behind these images and there was a whole ton of laughter when these little handmade statues were unveiled for Charlie, Alex’s dad. The reception music was so loud that I couldn’t hear a word but it was just entertaining to watch their reactions as they unwrapped their treasures.
Congratulations to Cat + Alex on a job well done on persistence, planning and their party! May they have a lifetime of happiness together.
Photographer: Sarah Jane Photography
Ceremony Venue: Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Cake: 1690 House
Florals: Calluna Fine Flowers
Hair + Makeup: Village Salon and Day Spa
Dress: Anthropolgy’s BHLDN